First thing that came to mind today was banana split and the family dog from my childhood.
Saturday was our treat day and Mum, Dad, Sis and I would go into Poole with the dog. Those were the days when the shopping centre wasn’t there, and the bus station was adjacent to what was known as The Ladies Walking Field.
Fortes was the ice cream parlour of the day, and the four of us would troop in with dog in tow for our ice creams. Favour (the dog) had his own dish, one used for banana splits, though he had no banana!
In later years, there were plenty of other splits, those of the relationship kind, DIY and one I never mastered, gymnastics.